Corrective jaw surgery – also known as orthognathic surgery – is recommended to treat and correct facial abnormalities, particularly those related to the jaws and teeth.

Did you know:
Corrective jaw surgery can successfully correct extensive bite problems that cannot be resolved with braces alone?

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If normal activities such as chewing, talking and sleeping are difficult for you, corrective jaw surgery could provide you with considerable relief. In many cases, identifying and treating these developmental problems during childhood can prevent the need for surgery at all. However, in severe cases, or in cases where adults seek to address facial abnormalities, surgical treatment may be necessary and is often very effective.

Did you know:
Orthognathic surgery and traditional orthodontic treatment can be combined to improve your health as well your overall appearance and facial profile?

The Intersection of Engineering Expertise and Dental Technology

Bellevue Orthodontist Dr. Jacqueline Bunce uses advanced digital imaging technology to simulate the functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. We also use computerized treatment planning to reduce treatment times, shorten recovery periods and improve the outcome of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials like titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. With these advances in technology, procedures and equipment, you’ll find it much easier to return to your normal routines soon after surgery.

Need to know if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you? Contact our team today to arrange an orthodontic consultation.